ODP 1094 downcore data from the publication "The residence time of Southern Ocean surface waters and the 100,000-year ice age cycle"

Hasenfratz, Adam; Jaccard, Samuel; Martinez-Garcia, A.; Sigman, Daniel M.; Hodell, David A.; Vance, D.; Bernasconi, Stefano M.; Kleiven, Helga (Kikki) F.; Haumann, F. Alexander; Haug, Gerald H. (2019). ODP 1094 downcore data from the publication "The residence time of Southern Ocean surface waters and the 100,000-year ice age cycle" [Dataset].

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From 1.25 to 700,000 million years ago, the ice age cycle deepened and lengthened from 41,000- to 100,000-year periodicity, a transition that remains unexplained. Using surface- and bottom-dwelling foraminifera from the Antarctic Zone of the Southern Ocean to reconstruct the deep-to-surface supply of water during the ice ages of the past 1.5 million years, we found that a reduction in deep water supply and a concomitant freshening of the surface ocean coincided with the emergence of the high-amplitude 100,000-year glacial cycle. We propose that this slowing of deep-to-surface circulation (i.e. a longer residence time for Antarctic surface waters) prolonged ice ages by allowing the Antarctic halocline to strengthen, which increased the resistance of the Antarctic upper water column to orbitally paced drivers of carbon dioxide release.

Item Type:

Dataset

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geological Sciences

UniBE Contributor:

Hasenfratz, Adam and Jaccard, Samuel

Subjects:

500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Adam Hasenfratz

Date Deposited:

08 Mar 2019 09:30

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2019 10:22

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BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.127004

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/127004

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